The week started out very promising. In so many ways, Mary Worth reminds me of the most brilliant television show of all time: LOST on ABC. Monday's strip was no exception as I believed we were going to be treated to a few weeks of flashbacks of Jeff and Sam's glory days, and how fate began to lay the groundwork for their children to grow up and marry. If Mary Worth teaches us anything, it is that fate controls us all and we do not have Free Will, which is the major philosophical question on LOST.
But it turned out that Dad's stories were going to have to wait if Adrian and Scott were going to keep their reservation at La Rosa! La Rosa is the most romantic restaurant on earth. It is, of course where Mary and Ron used to skip out behind Jeff's back. I'm sure Adrian bringing it up in front of them both must have opened a lot of sores.
At this point I started to wonder if perhaps Scott might actually be Sam, something like Ageless Richard on the LOST Island. And I wasn't surprised to hear Sam had been a hero, because I notice that Superman and Batman never seem to get old either.
Charity work? Did he say charity? That is perfect, since Jeff has a daughter who is a total charity case when it comes to men. And if that doesn't work out, he can still make an impressive pledge to the Peace Village. At the very least, let's hope the Hewletts are good for the $50,000 Adrian handed out to the first man who called her "Queenie."
That's the great thing about women, isn't it Jeff? They want to believe anything. All it takes is knowing the secret combination of words to rob them of their heart, will and money. Jeff read about it in an e-book he ordered online.
But let's leave the Bum Boat for a minute and see what's going down over at La Rosa.
I loved this strip because clearly Adrian mistook Scott taking care of the bill with Scott taking care of her. Plus, her booster seat nearly ejected her from the table when Scott made his move.
As Jeff and Mary discuss Free Will vs. Predetermination...
... Adrian and Scott enjoy two soft serves. Sadly, Adrian is once again stuck with vanilla frozen yogurt while Scott gets to enjoy strawberry ice cream. Adrian longs for strawberry, or even a chocolate twist, but fate has another plan for her. Vanilla. Vanilla. Vanilla.